Trauma and Silence

from Reuter’s

People who don’t talk about their feelings after a traumatic event are no more likely to have problems down the road than those who do express them, new research shows. In fact, they may be better off.

“If someone doesn’t want to talk about it, that can be perfectly fine,” Dr. Mark D. Seery of the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, one of the study’s authors, told Reuters Health.

The study was examining 9/11, but it reminded me of earlier work I did.

I wonder if there is a way to differentiate between silence and silenced.

The study referenced is from the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, June 2008.